The Jeep Grand Cherokee is, as it's always been, part rugged SUV and part comfortable family vehicle.
What's new about the current-generation Grand Cherokee is how this model has deftly entered the luxury realm, competing against some models with pedigreed luxury badges.
The Ford Explorer has sharp-steering, and it's a quick-footed way to tote up to seven passengers, but it's bigger and car-based with no more off-road cred.
The Volkswagen Touareg has a nice interior, although it lacks many of the Jeep's features and has shed some of its off-road gear in recent years.
For the crossover crowd that doesn't care so much about off-roading, the Grand Cherokee's rivals could include the Chevy Traverse or Equinox.
Yet we think the Subaru Outback is closest to its temperament and its utility.
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|2017 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2017 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2017 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded H-4||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||N/A|
|75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*||FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM||Base FWD||AWD||2.5i||V6 Sport w/Technology|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MOTION|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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